Under McCarthy’s vision, the move would allow the Army to create a new paradigm in the Pacific where ground forces would ‘punch a hole’ in enemy defences for air and naval forces. Photo: AFPUnder McCarthy’s vision, the move would allow the Army to create a new paradigm in the Pacific where ground forces would ‘punch a hole’ in enemy defences for air and naval forces. Photo: AFP
Under McCarthy’s vision, the move would allow the Army to create a new paradigm in the Pacific where ground forces would ‘punch a hole’ in enemy defences for air and naval forces. Photo: AFP

US plans to counter Chinese influence in Asia with new Pacific missile, cyber task force

  • Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy indicated the unit will likely be based on islands east of Taiwan and the Philippines but did not specify a time frame
  • The move is designed to ‘neutralise all the investments China and Russia have made’, McCarthy said

Topic |   US-China relations
Under McCarthy’s vision, the move would allow the Army to create a new paradigm in the Pacific where ground forces would ‘punch a hole’ in enemy defences for air and naval forces. Photo: AFPUnder McCarthy’s vision, the move would allow the Army to create a new paradigm in the Pacific where ground forces would ‘punch a hole’ in enemy defences for air and naval forces. Photo: AFP
Under McCarthy’s vision, the move would allow the Army to create a new paradigm in the Pacific where ground forces would ‘punch a hole’ in enemy defences for air and naval forces. Photo: AFP
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